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#1 2009-07-05 4:30pm

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1999 GT Fueler

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1999 GT Fueler

I found this NOS (New Old Stock) GT Fueler at a bike shop recently and had to have it. It was a complete bike once upon a time but the bike shop parted it out so I bought what was left and used almost all GT/Powerlite parts to build it up again. The shop sold off the seatpost, seat, wheels and handlebars. I also swapped out the stock 1 peice crank for a 3 peice.
Heres all the original parts that the bike had left on it from 1999 when I got there-
Nos GT Fueler USA made 100% chromoly frame with Nos headset and Nos 100% chromoly fork (the frames color is called Black Cherry and it turns from black to dark red in the sun and has red sparkles in the paint)
Nos GT 44 tooth aluminum CNC chainwheel
Nos Chain
Nos dia comp 990 with GT brake cable
Nos GT grips
Nos Powerlite Retro tread tires with tubes- 2.125 width front and 1.75 width rear
Nos GT aluminum piston stem
Nos GT brake cable
Nos GT chain
 
Heres the Nos GT/Powerlite parts that I bought
Nos Powerlite 4 peice 100% chromoly bars with swaged 1 inch to 7/8 tubes (the same bars were used on the 1999 Powerlite Blitz which was Powerlites equivilent to the GT Fueler) I also shaved the bars down with a pipe cutter 1 inch on each side
Nos GT 31.8mm chromoly seat post with Nos GT launchpad seat with removable chromoly 9mm rails (the Fueler had a laid back seat post design with a longer thinner seat instead of the strait up seat post design and shorter wider seat but the seat post and seat that I used, came stock on the 2000-2001 GT Bump and GT Thumper dirt jumping bikes that were the models below the Fueler so this is the next best thing)
Nos GT Rythem system wheels with 38mm wide double walled rims with welded seams and offset drilled spoke eylets, butted 15 guage stainless steel black spokes and aluminum nipples, high flanged sealed cartridge bearing GT flip flop hubs. These exact wheels only ever came stock on the 1999 and 2000 GT Speed Series Team bikes unless you bought them from a bike shop that could order them seperatly. (I love the way the wheels look since the extra large hubs realy fit the overbuilt look of the bike and the 38mm rims are the widest I have seen, the only other 38mm rims that I know of are the Powerlite .38 special rims and Bontrager Bruiser rims)
Nos Powerlite aluminum 180mm sealed bearing cranks with a high polished finish (I think they look way better than the 1 peice cranks that came stock and go with the overbuilt look of the bike)
 
Heres the Non GT/Powerlite parts
New Dia Comp MX-97 brake lever and ODI aluminum grip stop to keep the left grip from sliding
New Odi plastic bar ends
New Poverty Hustler pedals with sealed bearings
New chrome 16 tooth freewheel
 
I think the bike came out awesome and hopefully some other members on the bmx museum will like it too, after all you dont see to many 100% brand new 1999 GT fuelers!


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#2 2009-07-05 6:29pm

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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

Never seen one of these before.  Like it.

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#3 2009-07-05 7:22pm

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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

Thanks! I am glad you like. I always appreciate positive comments and if you have any questions about the bike feel free to ask.


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#4 2009-07-06 3:15am

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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

nice fueler. I have to say that is one of the coolest paint jobs ever one a factory bike.  I have the same one only rocking profile cranks on mine, check it out in my bikes.


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#5 2009-07-06 8:54am

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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

Thanks for the compliment! I will go check your Fueler out right now and leave a comment about what I think of it. Your right about the color, it is a sweet factory paint job.


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#6 2009-08-11 4:23pm

Derickc
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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

i realy like this. just those rims alon make that bike amazing. How did you get ahold of those rims?

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#7 2009-08-11 4:29pm

Lostkaws
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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

awesome bike!I used to have a 96' Fueler and I am looking for one. Fuelerl's are just an overal excellent riding bike.

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#8 2009-08-11 5:30pm

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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

Derickc wrote:

i realy like this. just those rims alon make that bike amazing. How did you get ahold of those rims?

I had the rims because I used to work at a GT bike shop and when I found out they were going out of business in 2001, I bought up alot of the GT parts at the store and ordered some to parts to myself. I always reay likes the GT Rythem System hubs and rims and I thought it would be cool to put then on a Fueler since I never saw a Fueler with those rims and hubs. The rims are 38mm wide so they look sweet with extra large GT hubs. The black spokes ant black topped rims go realy nice with the black cherry frame paint job also.


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#9 2009-08-11 5:34pm

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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

Lostkaws wrote:

awesome bike!I used to have a 96' Fueler and I am looking for one. Fuelerl's are just an overal excellent riding bike.

Thanks for the compliment! The 96 Fuelers were realy nice also and they were also lighter than the 99-01 Fuelers so they were definetly great bikes and frames. You are right about the Fuelers riding great, they are super durable and very stiff, not to mention the great frame geometry.


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#10 2010-03-03 3:52pm

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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

what size seatpost does it have


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#11 2010-03-12 2:35am

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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

The seat post on the GT Fueler, GT Thumper, GT Bump and Robinson Ruckus is 31.6mm.
They started using that size in 1999 until 2001.


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#12 2010-03-12 4:04am

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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

I have a 2001 GT Fueler and it takes a bigger seatpost size than 31.8


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#13 2010-05-25 8:29pm

FlyJerzBoy
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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

I have one of these and I am trying to upload it on here but I had mine powder coated n I can't seem to find the serial number can u tell me whereabouts I should be looking


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#14 2010-05-26 3:56am

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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

GT used to put the serial numbers of there USA made frames on the inside of the rear dropouts at the top of the axle slots on the side where the wheel would go. They did that on the Show, Tour, Speed Series, Pro Series and Slammer.


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#15 2010-05-26 4:52am

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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

Good looking bike!


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#16 2010-11-20 12:17am

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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

Thanks for the compliment


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#17 2010-11-20 8:18am

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Re: 1999 GT Fueler

Indeed, it looks VERY nice!!
And i really think that this seat & seatpost combo suit the bike better wink

I managed to get one of these from a member on here in mint condition. I should submit it sooner or later..

Funny thing is that the 1pc cranks look kind ridiculous on it, 3pc is the next step.


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